Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born writer and photographer who has won numerous motoring journalism awards. He once smuggled parts to South America, in a minor contribution to help Giniel de Villiers finish on the podium at the Dakar. He fears for the eventual collapse of the air-cooled Porsche 911 market – and keenly awaits, in vain, the return of the brand's 928.
Two automotive icons were reimagined and brought to market by German manufacturers, but only 1 thrived. Why?
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The VAT increase was supposed to have a huge effect on vehicle sales in April 2018... but what really happened?
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If you're shopping for a 5-metre-long luxury SUV with seating for 7 occupants, but your budget stretches no further than what a new double-cab costs, here are some great buys for R500 000.
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There are many models and variants of cars we don't get in South Africa due to our comparatively small market and right-hand-drive only law. But, are there right-hand drive cars out there that we're missing out... Read More
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